The South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a reminder on their main AEOI site that reporting financial institutions (RFIs) may be liable for administrative penalties if they missed the filing deadline of May 31, 2017 for FATCA and CRS reporting. RFIs may be liable for administrative penalties if there is a failure to report in a timely fashion, or if they fail to provide adequate remedies for non-compliance.
To review the terms and administrative penalties for non-compliance with SARS requirements, visit their AEOI penalties page by clicking here.
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Paul Ogawa is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.More Content by Paul Ogawa